Being properly secured while driving is essential at any age. Seat belt use is the single most effective way to prevent serious injuries and death in car crashes. Although over 85% of Oklahomans regularly wear their seat belts, more than half of all fatalities in passenger vehicles or pick-up trucks in 2016 were unrestrained.
Proper restraint is also critical for children. Vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children, but many deaths can be prevented by properly and safely securing kids during every trip.
The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and our partners statewide work to educate the public about Oklahoma seat belt and child restraint laws and the importance of always wearing seat belts.